We are almost a month into the new school year, and life in Backwell School Libraryland has been extremely busy. The Year 7 and Year 12 Library Inductions are almost at an end, and so our new students will be soon be expert Library users!
Year 7s are showing off their new skills this week by playing Library Sweep (a cross between Monopoly and Supermarket Sweep) and we will be running out of Library merits soon! They have enjoyed this crazy Dewey Rap so much that I think we had better share it with all our followers:
Like us, you will be unable to stop strutting and humming!
20 Year 12 students who are hoping to complete an Extended Project this summer visited the Library at the Frenchay Campus of UWE on Friday, with Mr Langford, Mrs Browne and Mrs Gibson. They were given a tour of the facilities which takes over 3 floors: one for group work, one quiet and one silent (“it’s bigger than our whole school” one student exclaimed and they may not be far wrong!). There were books, journals, statistics, law papers, as well as e books and online databases. Geoff Cole, the Schools Support Librarian, gave us an introduction to facilities and resources available, showing us how to use the website to search. Students then had a couple of hours to search for and use resources for their projects.
The library at the Frenchay Campus
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If any students or teachers have queries about UWE Libraries or researching their project, please come in and ask Mrs Gibson, who will be happy to help (when she is not dreaming of 3 floors worth of library!).